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Home Health Pp

  1. 1. Introduction to Physical Therapy Assisting By: Danielle Streich
  2. 2. <ul><li>Home health care aims to make it possible for people to remain at home. Home Care providers render services in the client's own home. These services may include some combination of professional health care services and life assistance services. </li></ul><ul><li>A good site for Home Health </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_care http://www.home-health-care-physical-therapy.com
  3. 3. http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Demographics&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=41556
  4. 4. <ul><li>Treating patients at home is very similar to treating them at a nursing home. </li></ul><ul><li>Home care atmosphere is different at each home. </li></ul><ul><li>PT has been there before you and can warn you about any quirks and oddities. </li></ul>Mentor-Sharon Brecher
  5. 5. <ul><li>Median income of a full-time PTA in Home Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$53,500 annually </li></ul></ul>http:/www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Surveys_and_Stats1&Template=/MembersOnly.cfm&ContentID=65023
  6. 6. <ul><li>Total joint replacements </li></ul><ul><li>Fractures </li></ul><ul><li>CVA </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive neurological conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Fall risk </li></ul><ul><li>Dementia </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic pain </li></ul><ul><li>Incontinence </li></ul><ul><li>Wounds </li></ul><ul><li>COPD </li></ul><ul><li>Heart Failure </li></ul>http://www.homehealthsection.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=11
  7. 7. <ul><li>Gait training </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer training </li></ul><ul><li>Home exercise program development </li></ul><ul><li>Home exit management </li></ul><ul><li>Fall prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive resistive exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Pain management </li></ul><ul><li>Incontinence treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Wound care </li></ul><ul><li>Neuropathy treatment </li></ul>http://www.homehealthsection.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=11 Mentor-Sharon Brecher
  8. 8. Mobility:
  9. 9. Dressing:
  10. 10. Bathing & Grooming:
  11. 11. Bedroom:
  12. 12. Kitchen:
  13. 13. Misc:
  14. 14. <ul><li>No requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Things that can enhance your knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Section meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional classes </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>On-line courses </li></ul><ul><li>Home study courses </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars & conferences </li></ul><ul><li>CSM (combined section meetings) through APTA </li></ul><ul><li>CEU’s (continuing education units) </li></ul>http:// www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home_Health2&Template=/TaggedPage/...
  16. 16. <ul><li>Patient can remain in their home </li></ul><ul><li>Better look at the functional goals </li></ul><ul><li>Better cooperation in home rearranging </li></ul><ul><li>Improve quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Better look at what goals needed to be accomplished </li></ul><ul><li>Uninterrupted one-on-one time </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation for patient and families </li></ul><ul><li>Rewarding </li></ul>http://www.homehealthsection.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=11 Mentor-Sharon Brecher
  17. 17. http://www.homehealthsection.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=11
  18. 18. <ul><li>Why work in the home health area </li></ul><ul><li>High demand </li></ul><ul><li>Pay rate </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of accomplishment </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciated </li></ul><ul><li>QUESTION?????????? </li></ul>

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